collegiate-church

collegiate church

noun
1.
a church that is endowed for a chapter of canons, usually with a dean, and that has no bishop's see.
2.
(in the U.S.) a church or group of churches under the general management of one consistory or session.
3.
a consolidation of formerly distinct churches under one or more pastors.
4.
(in Scotland) a church or congregation the active pastor of which is the colleague and successor of the emeritus pastor.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English

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collegiate church
 
n
1.  RC Church, Church of England a church that has an endowed chapter of canons and prebendaries attached to it but that is not a cathedral
2.  (US) Protestantism one of a group of churches presided over by a body of pastors
3.  (Scot) Protestantism a church served by two or more ministers
4.  a large church endowed in the Middle Ages to become a school
5.  a chapel either endowed by or connected with a college

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